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Doulas Sun City West AZ

Doulas are provide non-medical support to women during labor, childbirth and the postpartum period. Read on to find local doulas in Sun City West and gain access to pregnancy massage, pregnancy emotional encouragement, childbirth education, breastfeeding supports, newborn care assistance, housekeeping, as well as advice and content on infant soothing skills.

Arizona Doulas Organization & Birth Education Association
(602) 864-6240
2332 W Vista Ave
Phoenix, AZ
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Doula

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Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center
(602) 285-0050
1822 W Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ
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Doula

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StJoseph's Hospital Clinical Laboratory
(602) 406-3410
350 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
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Doula, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Esperanza Women's Center
(602) 222-3513
1500 E Thomas Rd Ste 101
Phoenix, AZ
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Doula

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Ameripsych
(602) 728-0630
3877 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ
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Doula

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La Leche League
(602) 234-1956
2128 W Flower St
Phoenix, AZ
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Doula

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Greta Sprenkeling, CD
(623) 225-7276
1953 E Rosemonte Dr.
Phoenix, AZ
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AZ BirthConnection, LLC

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Chloe OB/GYN
(602) 368-3736
500 W Thomas Rd , Suite 460
Phoenix, AZ
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CLD (Certified Labor Doula), CPD (Certfied Postpartum Doula), PCD (DONA), PD (Postpartum Doula), CMD (Certified Massage Doula), ----, RN (Registered Nurse), OB/GYN, MD (Medical Doctor), ----, LC (Lactation Consultant), CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor), ILCA, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants), CBC (Certified Breastfeeding Counselor), La Leche League, CBE (Certified Breastfeeding Educator), ----, CCCE (CAPPA-Certified Childbirth Educator)
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Family Planning, General Wellness, Holistic Pediatrics, Hospital-Supported Births, Lactation Consulting, Massage, Parenting Classes, Postpartum Care, Prenatal Care, Well-Woman Care

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Emelia Porter
(602) 758-6603
5154 North 13th Place
Phoenix, AZ
Certifications
Certified Birth Doula
Membership Organizations
The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)

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La Leche League
(602) 234-1956
2128 W Flower St
Phoenix, AZ
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Doula

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The Difference Between A Midwife And A Doula

The Difference Between A Midwife And A Doula

When it comes to choosing a midwife or doula for your baby's birth, it can get a little confusing. Are a midwife and doula the same thing? Can a doula deliver your baby? Will a midwife administer drugs for pain management?

A midwife can deliver your baby, but she also provides you with emotional support during the delivery. She will help keep you calm and comfortable while you're in labor. However, her role is more clinical than emotional, so she will continuously take your vital signs and make sure that you are dilating normally for delivery. If at any time she feels that you need additional care, she will call a backup doctor and you will go to the hospital to deliver.

If all goes normally, she will delivery your baby and monitor his or her health immediately following birth. Sometimes, women find that a midwife may be very focused on catching the baby as it is born, and may not be able to devote as much emotional care to the mother. Every delivery is different, and some women feel that a midwife was able to give them more attention than they would have received from a physician.

A midwife can't give you pain management drugs, although he or she may have herbal remedies that might be effective against pain. A nursing midwife has a degree in nursing and training in midwifery, while a traditional midwife has received her training in midwifery, but does not have a degree in nursing.

A doula, on the other hand, is focused solely on your emotional and physical comfort during the delivery. A doula can't deliver your baby, so he or she is used in a hospital, birthing center or home birth with a physician or midwife. The doula does not assess the woman's health, or decide when she should go to the hospital or call the midwife. A doula will guide you through breathing techniques to help you relax, as well as make you comfortable with...

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